• Theo Sypris, Director
  • Midwest Institute
    P.O. Box 325
    Oshtemo, MI 49077

  • Ph: 269-488-4283
  • or 269-488-4534
  • Fax: 269-488-4458
The Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education(MIIIE) is a self-funded consortium of two-year colleges located in the Midwest region. Its primary objective is to support curriculum and professional development by organizing curriculum workshops, fall and spring conferences, overseas projects for faculty and students, assistance with grant development, provide faculty mentoring and professional networking.

Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education - headlines.

  • October 1st 2015:
    Week-long curriculum workshops are planned in Kalamazoo, Michigan:
    Global Sustainability, Energy, & Natural Resources (Monday-Friday, August 1-5, 2016).
    Global Competition, Cooperation, & Conflict (Monday-Friday, August 8-12, 2016).
    Each workshop is limited to 15 faculty participants (Title VI funding).
    Each faculty will receive a $1,000 stipend for participation and development of a curriculum module.
    All lodging, meals, materials and programming will be provided.
    For an application and additional information, contact Theo Sypris.
  • October 1st 2015:
    The Midwest Institute is planning to submit four Fulbright GPA projects to the U.S. Department of Education for five weeks in summer 2016 to: China, India, Japan and S. Korea.
    For each project, 15 faculty will be selected to participate in the overseas trip and undertake curriculum and professional development.
    For an application and project information, contact Theo Sypris.
  • October 1st 2015:
    Starting in April 2011 thru December 2016, the Midwest Institute will offer a traveling exhibition on "The Evolution of Chinese Writing and Calligraphy" to colleges in our consortium. The exhibit includes 12 panels (6x3 feet) on the evolution of Chinese writing and 16 calligraphy frames (24x32 inches) of various styles.
    For an application to host the China exhibit, contact Theo Sypris.
  • October 1st 2015:
    Friday-Saturday, April 15-16, 2016
    at Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Michigan.

    •Global Education at Schoolcraft College
    •How to Develop a Global Studies Program
    •Organizing Study Abroad programs
    •Globalize the Curriculum with Digital Content
    •Program Opportunities in China
    •Infusing Environmental Issues in Courses
    •Curriculum Infusion on Global Sustainability
    •Global Trade and Finance Issues
    •Global Exchanges and Networks
    •International Peace and Conflict Resolution
    •Languages and Intercultural Communication
    •Global Poverty and Inequality
    •Global Healthcare and Education
    •Internationalization of Vocational-Technical programs
    •Models and Approaches to International Degrees
    •Electronic Resources for Global Education
    •International Students and Two-Year Colleges
    •Global Competencies
    •Business and Industry Partnerships on Global Projects
    •Global Modules on Food, Water, and Energy Issues
    •Collaboration with International Centers of Universities
    •Global Stewardship and Sustainability Projects
  • October 1st 2015:
    The Midwest Institute is planning a multi-year project with Vocational Colleges in China, starting fall 2015.
    1) Share expertise on selected vocational programs.
    2) Curriculum development on selected vocational courses.
    3) Faculty and student exchanges.
    4) Degree + Certificate (2+1) programs for Chinese students.
    For more information contact Theo Sypris ( or 269-488-4283).